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‘Sat too close to the TV;’ ‘Stared at the Sun For an Hour,’ ‘Put Out My Eye With a BB Gun.’
'Son, your teacher told me that you're having trouble focusing and other things that I zoned out on...'
The Tooth Ferret
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'I'm afraid turn out isn't as high as we'd expected...three of them misheard the date, five got the time wrong and everyone from marketing went to a hotel in Norwich by mistake.'
"I only overshare because you never listen."
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'My wife said I don't listen to her. At least I think that's what she said.'
"She thought he was a good listener. Turns out he was a decoy."
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"Go ahead. Tell me your troubles. I promise to say 'Awww' in all the right places."
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'That's it for today. If you have any questions, ask the nurse. I can't hear a thing with these ear plugs in.'
"Of course I'm listening. I'm in a heightened state of alert."
"I can't understand a word you say when your helmet is shut."
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"Have you tried doing the thing you just told me you tried?"
'Let's begin our meeting. . . everybody talk, nobody listen.'
Broccoli: Just Full of Surprises!
'He has a very open mind. Everything goes in one ear and out the other.'
"It's like you haven't heard a single thing I've thought."
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'And here are the results of our listening exercise.'
"Are you talking to me?"
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'You're just supposed to watch. They didn't ask for your opinion.'
"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
'It's not gifts I want, but someone who listens.'
"That's just the booze listening."
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'You never listen to me, you only hear what you want to hear!'
'I never repeat gossip, so listen carefully the first time.'
'You're such a good listener, Rodney, I like that in a man!'